Module title: Management and Organisational Change

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11117
Module leader: Mammed Bagher
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mammed Bagher
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The teaching style and mix of activities will draw on your previous experience and encourage you to enhance your managerial skills of working in groups, communication, information retrieval and analysis, and critical thinking. Information retrieval skills are developed through the research undertaken in preparing for tutorial discussions and completing the Essay. Scholarship skills are supported through applying the appropriate writing style, referencing and the synthesis of information from a variety of sources.
Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative assessment is provided in tutorials, particularly in relation to the discussion and analysis of case studies. The summative assessment takes the form of: 1) an essay, which draws together the learning that has taken place throughout the module and requires you to undertake research to support the arguments presented in your essay; and 2) an examination.
Research / teaching linkages
Research skills are developed in the tutorials where you are required to source, analyse and present information in relation to the organisation being examined in Case Studies. This is reinforced through the summative assessment which will draw on your information retrieval, analysis and presentational skills.
Supporting equality and diversity
Additional materials and support for the module will be available through the VLE, thereby enabling you to format these in a style that best matches your needs. Where additional special needs support is required this will be organised on an individual basis and may draw on specialised support.
Internationalisation
This will be supported by reference to international examples and case studies of international organisations. In addition class discussion will draw on the international perspectives of a diverse student body.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mammed Bagher
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with a Student Study Guide, a supporting textbook and access to Moodle. Four workshops will be held throughout the trimester and these will include lecture input and discussion. Case study examples and exercises will be used, designed to encourage you to relate material to your own experience within organisations; in addition, reflective learning approaches and group work skills are also developed. You are encouraged to identify key skills areas and relate these to your own personal and professional development throughout the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The teaching style and mix of activities will draw on your previous experience and encourage you to enhance your managerial skills of working in groups, communication, information retrieval and analysis, and critical thinking. Scholarship skills are supported through applying the appropriate writing style, referencing, and the synthesis of information from a variety of sources.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative assessment is provided in workshops. The summative assessment takes the form of an essay which draws together the learning that has taken place throughout the module, and an examination.

Research / teaching linkages
Research skills are developed in the preparation of materials for the workshops where you are required to source, analyse and present information in relation to the organisation being examined in Case Studies. Reinforced in the summative assessment which will draw on your information retrieval and analysis skills.

Supporting Equality and Diversity
Additional special needs support will be organised on an individual basis.

Internationalisation
Use international examples and case studies of international organisations. In addition class discussion will draw on the international perspectives of a diverse student body.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The material covered in the module relates to two broad areas of study: the examination of organisational behaviour, including attitudes, perception, motivation, groups, teams and leadership; and understanding managerial processes, and the development of skills important in the management of people and processes - such as corporate social responsibility. Change management is increasingly important and therefore you will examine the topic by looking at both incremental and transformational change, and the importance of power, politics and conflict.

Focusing on the behaviour of people in a work environment the module places an emphasis on understanding the vital role and importance of people in the change management process. You will develop an understanding of the dynamics of working organisations in a rapidly evolving business environment, specifically the significance of organisational culture. This in turn develops your ability to plan and carry forward sustainable system-wide change programmes.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply organisational behaviour theory to the business context.
LO2: Critically analyse the factors influencing individual behaviour in organisations.
LO3: Evaluate the nature, role and tasks of people management and identify effective management practice and skills.
LO4: Identify and analyse trends in transformational change management in organisations.
LO5: Illustrate through analysis and synthesis a robust understanding of International Leadership, management theories and concepts.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BAGHER, M ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND MANAGEMENT: PEARSON EDUCATION LTD, HARLOW CUSTOM TEXT, 2nd ed.
Recommended - CLEGG, S., KORNBERGER, M. & PITSIS, T. (2008) MANAGING AND ORGANISATIONS: SAGE, 2nd ed.
Recommended - FINCHAM, R. & RHODES, P. (2005) PRINCIPLES OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 4th ed.
Recommended - LINDSTEAD, S., FULOP, L. & LILLEY, S (2009) MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION: A CRITICAL TEXT: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2nd ed.
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